Everyone needs a hero/(ine) Here’re our top picks from Bukit Batok’s By-Election Nomination Day Attendees The Spotlight  The spotlight is on PAP’s Tharman Shanmugaratnam & SDP’s Paul Tambyah – not just because they reflect the spotlight much better when foreheads combined, but because they both represent the weight of their party’s full force and support […]

Imagine Singapore without the PAP and its policies

During the recent President’s Address at the opening of Parliament, two points that were made was 1. about having “appropriate checks and balances so that alternative views can be heard” and 2. that the government will study the current political system and see if tweaks are necessary so the system can improve. At a recent think-tank […]

SDP chairman arrested for drug offence

The Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) 51-year-old chairman, Mr Jeffrey George has been arrested for a drug offence. This is not the first time that prominent personalities and politicians in Singapore have been in the spotlight for their less than desirable activities. Chee Soon Juan Mr Chee Soon Juan was a psychology lecturer at the National […]

GE2015: 8 Best of Best Facebook Posts

By now you must have read mannnnnnnnnnnnnny Facebook posts and followed the endless stream of rally news about #GE2015. But but but, there are some gems out of the avalanche of posts that you really shouldn’t miss. Here, our pick of the best of best Facebook posts this election season.   1) ‘I still can’t […]

GE2015: Old, New, Borrowed & Blue (4/12)

Part Four: 5th Sep 2015, Sat SOMETHING OLD The Minimum Wage Argument’s Getting Kindda Old… The minimum wage argument is an old one. I’m not about to start one here again, after all, an economist I am not. There’s renewed interest in this topic mainly because some of the opposition parties running in #GE2015 are […]

An Ex-Educator’s Views on SDP’s Alternatives on Education

If you’re a parent, or perhaps an educator, you might have already chanced upon this post that’s circulating rather widely on Facebook. Published less than 24 hours ago, it has already seen over 1,000 shares. It’s a post that discusses Dr Chee Soon Juan‘s (of Singapore Democratic Party, SDP) policy suggestions on education in Singapore. […]

PAP’s Sun Xueling is 100% Singaporean

People, meet one of the new faces from the People’s Action Party, Sun Xueling.   When Sun Xueling was first introduced to the public, there was much speculation about whether she’s Singapore-born. Her hanyu-pinyin name seems to mislead people into thinking she’s a new citizen from the PRC. There were all sorts of not-so-nice talk […]

GE2015: Old, New, Borrowed & Blue (3/12)

Part Three: 4th Sep 2015, Fri SOMETHING OLD A Blast From the 1995 Past! Lee Kuan Yew (LKY)’s Last NDR Speech ‘From his last National Day Rally Speech in 1990. These words are just as relevant in 2015!’ “The question is to get more. And each generation, each election you must find ten, fifteen, twenty […]

Moms are Working up a Rage…

Mothers are outraged… oh alright, my mother said I should not speak with absolute certainty because you know, never say never? SOME mothers are upset today by the remarks of Mr Cheo Chai Chen from the National Solidarity Party (NSP). (Yes, that party that has been in the limelight for different reasons during the past […]

Singapore GE2015 Political Broadcast 1

Political parties fielding six candidates or more in the Singapore General election deliver their first party political broadcasts. Airtime is in proportion to the number of candidates fielded.   This is the first of two programmes. Candidates: People’s Action Party: Lee Hsien Loong Workers’ Party: Daniel Goh National Solidarity Party: Lim Tean Singapore Democratic Party: […]